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Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by cuppy65, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. George Coleman

    George Coleman Gold Level Sponsor

    Have used the adhesive 10 years now no problems!
  2. cuppy65

    cuppy65 Donation Time

    Tim R . Very nice work . The ribbed floors are real nice . I wanted to go that way. I almost bought some universal floor pans for EMS but after cutting all the rusted floors out of my car and seeing how much of the frame supports and covers everything I decided flat steel would answer. But your way is best. When ever I sell, one look under my car will tell you the floors have been replaced and ,not that I would try to hide that fact, but you never can tell how well something is done until you tear it apart. I welded the tin in real tight and followed the contours like you should but I feel like I'm cutting corners.
  3. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    Cuppy65, we always try to use original style panels as those ribs add a lot of strength to the car. There are a number of suppliers that sell panels that are absolutely as the originals were.

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  4. cuppy65

    cuppy65 Donation Time

    I thought I did a pretty good search and I found nothing?
    All I found were outer patch panels?
  5. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    Radford Panels make panels to order (but there can be a 2-3 month wait and they are so busy that they tend to be difficult to contact) and Chris Draycott's (the Sunbeam Alpine racer) company Sunbeam Classic Spares supply panels that are just like the originals too. These are both UK companies but they ship all over. Various other UK Sunbeam suppliers stock original style panels if you ever need any.

    Best Wishes,
    Tim R.
  6. munters

    munters Donation Time

    My name is Marcel and I’m restoring an 1966 Alpine S5 at the moment.

    I would like to know how much time I have to calculate to repair the 4 Floor pans, inner and outer sills (L&R), Door skins (L&R) and front Valance.
    (with panels from Victoriabritish)
    Do you have any Idea (remember) how many hours what took in your restoration?
    Any input would be really helpful
  7. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    Marcel, That is a virtually impossible to answer question as there are so many variables and it depends what state the car is in now and what level you want take it to. I worked on our Alpine almost every day, often for 8 solid hours and it took just under 3 years to go from total rusted out wreck to prize winner but the car required absolutely everything doing. Whatever time you expect it to take, add more!

    Tim R

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  8. weaselkeeper

    weaselkeeper Silver Level Sponsor

    Just reviewed the pics of your project. Today, I quit whining. Good job saving a car.
  9. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Yikes Steve. That is a lot of metal to replace.
  10. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    You should see the Tiger I just bought........no frame left!
  11. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Little more than a VIN tag? ;)
  12. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    No vin tag either, but better than it sounds.
    By the way, here's a shot of that car now.

    Tim R and puff4 like this.
  13. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I would really like to get my car back from paint.

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